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Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is created by the U.S. Department of Defense Committee on TCCC (Co-TCCC) to teach  evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. NAEMT conducts TCCC courses as specified by the Co-TCCC’s guidelines and curriculum. Two types of TCCC courses are offered:

  • TCCC-MP (TCCC for Medical Personnel) is a 2-day classroom course for military medical personnel  including medics, corpsmen, and pararescue personnel deploying in support of combat operations.
  • TCCC-AC (TCCC for All Combatants) is a 1-day classroom course for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.

The foundational medical science upon which TCCC is based is published in NAEMT’s PHTLS Military textbook in which the military chapters are written by the Co-TCCC. TCCC, as offered by NAEMT, is the only TCCC course endorsed by the Joint Trauma System and the American College of Surgeons. NAEMT’s TCCC courses are accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

NAEMT's TCCC courses are taught by a global network of experienced, well-trained, experienced instructors. To support training centers, instructors and students, NAEMT maintains a network of tactical affiliate faculty both in the U.S. and internationally, and staff at its Headquarters Office.

NAEMT also offers Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for civilian tactical EMS.

Access the TCCC Guidelines, curricula developed by the Joint Trauma System, and reference materials below: 


TCCC-MP: 2 day TCCC course for Medical Personnel 
TCCC-AC: 1 day TCCC course for All Combatants